Photo Credits: Joseph C Boone
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)
Sandhill Cranes can be found in open areas with water such as grasslands, marshes, and wetlands. Their diet consists of seeds, tubers, invertebrates, small amphibians and reptiles, and sometimes small mammals. Their wingspan is around 6.5 ft. long and they can weigh 7.5-10.8 lbs. Some may stand up to 4 ft. tall. Sandhill Cranes make loud, low rattling calls that somewhat resemble goose honks at some points. They are protected on the US Migratory Bird list.